Introduction: Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information.
The new VCTC web site ( which operates on the NING platform, is by its very nature, a social network. Thus, a certain amount of personal information you provide us will be disclosed to the public. Van Cortlandt Track Club operates an open web-site (i.e, available to the public without a password), the openness of your personal information will depend on the Settings (including Privacy) set by you, the user.
As such, the following outlines our privacy policy:
* We will collect and use personal information (i.e, your e-mail address, date of birth, password) solely with the objective of fulfilling purposes (i.e, transmitting important messages to you, creating a unique user profile) specified by us and for other compatible purposes relating to VCTC’s websites.
* You have the option, but are not required as of this time, to add information about your gender, birth location, current residence, relationship status, race times, hobbies, interests, and a profile-photo.
* While you have the option of setting Privacy Levels to high (limiting public viewing), the Website administrators can view your personal information (other than password).
* Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used.
* Personal data may also be used for Third-Party Applications/”Apps” (i.e, running results page, surveys). At this time, however, there are few such Apps.
* The NING platform uses “cookies” to automatically receive and record information from your browers to its servers.
* When you send messages, making Blog postings etc., your actions, comments, etc., may be viewable by others (such as the “latest activity” on VCTConline’s Home Page). The level of information accessible to the public will depend on your Privacy Setting. However, note that the web site Administrators can view this information. Also note, certain portions of the website (i.e., Blogs) are open to the public, while others (i.e, certain Groups) may, or may not.
* While the Web site does not have advertising at the present time, it may allow “third-party ad servers” to serve advertisements in the future.
* We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13.

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